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Growth in mature markets drives up Michelin’s H1 results

28th July 2015 | 1 Comment

Michelin reports a year-on-year rise in its net sales, operating income and net income in the first half of 2015. Net sales rose 8.5 per cent to €10.5 billion in the six months to 30 June 2015. Operating income increased 8.9 per cent to €1.3 billion, while operating margin remained constant at 12.0 per cent. At €707 million, net income was up 13.3 per cent year-on-year.

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Pirelli Q1 results show European recovery, premium growth

8th May 2014 | 0 Comments

Pirelli says its first quarter 2014 performance reflects the recovery in demand within Europe that was first witnessed in the final quarter of last year along with the good health of the premium segment, where the Italian tyre maker is focused. The company also points out the positive performance of its business in Russia, where revenues bucked market treads to increase 5.4 per cent (excluding exchange rate effects) and profitability stood at “high single digit levels.”

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Continental lifts 2014 EBIT outlook

28th April 2014 | 0 Comments

After what it says was “a successful start to the new year,” Continental Corporation has raised its adjusted EBIT outlook. “For fiscal 2014 we intend to comfortably achieve an adjusted EBIT margin of 10.5 per cent instead of the originally advised 10.0 per cent,” announced Continental CEO Dr. Elmar Degenhart at last Friday’s Annual Shareholders’ Meeting.

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Analysts: Michelin 1Q figures below consensus

25th April 2014 | 0 Comments

Following the publication of Michelin’s first quarter 2014 revenues, which show a 2.4 per cent drop in group sales, market analysts have responded by pointing out that the 4.758 billion euro figure fell just short of the 4.765 billion euro average of expectations. Nevertheless Michelin has held to its 2014 objectives including increasing volumes 3 per cent; increasing operating income before non-recurring items; and achieving structural free cash flow of greater 500 million euros along with capital expenditure of 2 billion euros.

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ITMA tyre test partner Tread expands development capability

15th April 2014 | 0 Comments

ITMA technical partner, Tread Ltd, reports that it has invested in expanding the services available to members. The company’s permanent test fleet now includes a magazine standard VW Polo to sit alongside its existing VW Golf, meaning that test and development of all standard tyre sizes is even easier.

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Nexen achieves “promising results” in 2014 J.D. Power OE tyre study

9th April 2014 | 0 Comments

In the recent J.D Power 2014 Original Equipment Tire Customer Satisfaction Study, Nexen Tire attained what the Korean tyre manufacturer described as “promising results” for the second consecutive year.

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LSW sizes added to Titan OTR range

LSW sizes added to Titan OTR range

14th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Titan has expanded its OTR product range with new Low Sidewall (LSW) options for light, medium and heavy-duty equipment. These tyres, with their larger rim diameter and smaller sidewall than standard tyres, offer improved equipment stability and performance.

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Road lines don’t come up to the mark

14th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Half of all road markings on England’s highways are so worn that they need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement now, according to a survey of nearly 4,000km of the country’s roads. LifeLines England, a report based on the survey carried out by the Road Safety Markings Association, and published today (13 March), found that 52 per cent of markings on motorways, 42 per cent on dual carriageways, and 48 per cent on single carriageways all need replacing immediately or need to be scheduled for replacement now. The survey, the most comprehensive published of its kind, also shows that just 16 per cent of markings on England’s motorways and 13 per cent on single carriageways make the “excellent” grade.

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Stamford profits hammered in Q3

12th March 2014 | 0 Comments

Newly-published third quarter results show a Stamford Tyres experienced slight decline in turnover and a marked year-on-year drop in profits during the period. In the three months ending 31 January 2014, the Singapore-based company’s revenues decreased 2.94 per cent in the quarter to S$71.7 million (£34.0 million). Gross profit was down 2.35 per cent to $16.6 million (£7.9 million). Net profit fell 62.66 per cent to S$838,000 (£397,560).

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February marks two years of growth in UK car sales

10th March 2014 | 0 Comments

February new car registrations rose 3.0 per cent to 68,736 units; this means that the UK new car market has achieved 24 consecutive months of growth, increasing 17.4 per cent over the period. The SMMT suggests that rising GDP and growing car registrations signal increasing consumer confidence and automotive retailers are looking forward to March results as expectations rise for a strong 14-plate performance.

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New generation Starco Flex gains first OEM approval

New generation Starco Flex gains first OEM approval

7th March 2014 | 0 Comments

The 2006 launch of Starco’s Flex Pro –known simply as the ‘Flex’ back then – heralded a step forward in puncture-free tyre technology for manual applications such as wheelbarrows, and this was followed up by the Flex Lite combined tyre-wheel unit in 2011. Now the Danish company has introduced its third-generation Flex product, the Flex iCore.

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Long awaited Cooper 2013 3Q report reveals Apollo, Chengshan damage

3rd March 2014 | 0 Comments

Cooper Tire has released its 2013 third quarter financial report, carrying with it the scars of the failed Apollo Tyre deal and the linked issues with the Cooper Chengshan (Shandong) Tire Company (CCT) joint venture. Cooper could not report before now as a result of unrest and lack of cooperation at CCT’s Rongcheng facility in reaction to Apollo’s attempted acquisition. The company said that it will produce Q4 and full 2013 financial reports later in March.

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Further growth for Apollo Tyres in prior quarter

17th February 2014 | 0 Comments

For the third quarter of its financial year – October to December 2013 – Apollo Tyres reports an 8.0 per cent year-on-year rise in consolidated revenue to Rs 34.75 billion (£336.1 million). Operating profit increased 51.2 per cent to Rs 6.19 billion (£66.7 million), a result that includes exceptional items of Rs 1.12 billion (£10.8 million) from non-operational income, and a 17.8 per cent operating margin. Net profit, including the aforementioned non-operational income, rose 86.7 per cent to Rs 3.38 billion (£32.7 million).

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Michelin FY2013 net profits down 28 per cent…

12th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Michelin has reported full year 2013 net sales of 20.247 billion euros, down 5.7 per cent (or 1.2 billion euros) on last year. Meanwhile operating income was fell roughly 10 per cent to 2.234 billion euros and net income plummeted some 23 per cent to 1.127 billion euros. According to Dow Jones analysts’ consensus was that this figure would fall less – by 22.0 per cent, and operating profit to retreat by 5.8 per cent.

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Pirelli reschedules 2013 results review meeting

10th February 2014 | 0 Comments

Pirelli & C. SpA has announced that the Board of Directors meeting it scheduled to review results for the year ended 31 December 2013 will now take place on Thursday 27 March 2014 and no longer on Tuesday 11 March, as previously announced. The company says this change follows the announcement from Prelios SpA – a real estate sector company that Pirelli is shareholder of – that it has postponed its Board of Directors’ meeting to review results for the year ended 31 December 2013 until 25 March 2014.

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